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Tuesday, 14 February, 2017 - 21:30

No, it's not the title of the latest Zelda game. The #SaveTheLink campaign has been pushing to keep the internet a free place to express ourselves after the EU Commission proposed a new EU Copyright...

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The media has been publically shaming Martin Shkreli, a Big Pharma (Turing Pharmaceuticals.) CEO who hyped the HIV drug price by 5455% (from $13.50 to $750 per tablet) and is reported to have hyped a cystinura drug by almost 2000%. This is a perfect example of why Piracy, or sharing should not be considered a crime and why our clear policy on the NHS handling drug research is again shown to be a viable option to prevent drug prices from harming patients.

 

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The Pirate Party policy aims to abolish drug patents for three reasons:

PIRATE BLOC: National Demo at the Tory Party Conference

Sunday, 4 October, 2015 -
12:00 to 16:30
Ford Madox Brown
Wilmslow Park
Manchester
M13 9NG
United Kingdom

NATIONAL DEMO AGAINST AUSTERITY AT THE TORY PARTY CONFERENCE 

Tories take the “Free” out of Freedom of Information

Thursday, 17 September, 2015 - 14:30

The Conservative government are running a consultation on Freedom of Information laws. David Cameron wants to introduce fees - some reaching as high as £600 - for those exercising their rights to see what their elected representatives are doing on their behalf.

Leaders of the Online Revolution: Meet the Political Party Taking on UK Digital Rights

Chesha is the newly elected leader of the UK branch of the Pirate Party – which has just celebrated its sixth birthday as an official political party– and he, naturally, wants to mimic the Icelandic success with the growth of his party.

But the challenge ahead is a colossal one.

In the UK’s general election in May the party put up six candidates for election who received a total of 1,130 votes between them – Chesha himself received 181 votes in the Northern seat he stood in. You might think that with more awareness of digital rights and mass surveillance, post Snowden and WikiLeaks, the party would have had more candidates representing it than ever before, but the number dropped compared to the previous general election.

In 2010, nine candidates stood for Parliament, getting just over 1,300 votes between them. The party fared better in the European elections in 2014 where it polled 8,500 votes in the North West of the UK.

There is a long way to go to reach Icelandic levels of notoriety; however, Chesha says he hopes to dispel the belief that the party is just about fighting for Internet rights. “Just like, for example, the Green movement are about more than just ‘the environment’, the Pirate movement is so much more than just an Internet lobby group,” he says.

Monday, 31 August, 2015 - 13:00

TTIP antithetical to Pirate Party values

Sunday, 23 August, 2015 - 12:15

Due to the continued secrecy around the Trans-Atlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) many around the UK do not yet understand how dangerous such a deal is and the ways in which it would impact them.

A day of action took place yesterday and representatives of the Pirate Party attended the 38 Degrees Anti-TTIP demonstration in Salford & Eccles to drag these negotiations into the light.

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